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John G. Lucas, 70, of West West Terrace, Branch twp., passed away peacefully on Monday, October 3, 2022 with his family by his side at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born on August 23, 1952, John was the son of the late John E. and Julia (Kellman) Lucas.
John was a graduate of Minersville Area High School Class of 1970. He worked as a product technician at Tredegar Film Products for 40 years. He grew up in Branchdale and was a life member of the Muddy Creek Sportsman Club and was a former trap shooter for Seltzer Gun Club trap team. John was a hard-working man and dedicated husband and father who enjoyed woodworking, reloading and going on trips to Atlantic City with his family. John frequently shared self-curated words of wisdom. One recent saying he shared was "Know when you need to go slow and steady, and when you need to go bombs away".
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Edward J. Lucas Sr. in 1983. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Christine Lucas; daughter Katherine Lucas (significant other Robert Merinsky) of Hamburg; son John J. Lucas (significant other Amy Slovick) of Orwigsburg; brother Kenneth Lucas (wife Katherine) of Cumbola; sister Pauline Eltringham (husband Thomas) of Minersville; aunt Irene Grabusky (husband Charles) of Seltzer; brother-in-law William Koons (wife Sally) of Shenandoah Heights; sister-in-law Mary Katherine Koons of Washington D.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 11th at the Mahal Ritzel Funeral Home Inc. Minersville with calling hours from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. A religious funeral service will be held at 7:30 pm with Deacon Jack Quirk officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to the Hillside SPCA, 5 SPCA Rd. Pottsville, Pa. 1901
Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.